23 Celebrities Who Guest Starred On Glee!

One of the things that makes “Glee” so great is its guest stars. Everyone wants to appear on the hit show, which means “Glee” can secure some of the biggest and brightest stars in Hollywood. Since the show is such a success, we’ve decided to create a list of 23 famous faces who have made guest appearances. Check it out:

23. NeNe Leakes

The “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star guest starred as synchronized swim coach and Olympic bronze-medalist Coach Roz Washington during season three.

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22. Kathy Griffin

Kathy Griffin parodied Sarah Palin as Tammy Jean Albertson, a Regionals competition judge who is extremely conservative.

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21. Josh Grobin

Josh appeared in a couple of episodes during season one as an arrogant version of himself.

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20. Molly Shannon

Molly Shannon had a recurring role on “Glee” as Brenda Castle, an astronomy and badminton teacher who has a rivalry with Sue Sylvester.

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19. Eve

Eve appeared as Grace Hitchens, the coach of the Jane Addams Girls Choir in the “Hairography” episode in season one.

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18. Adam Lambert

Adam Lambert played the role of Elliot “Starchild” Gilbert, an aspiring singer who auditions for Kurt Hummel’s indie band in season five.

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17. Ricky Martin

Ricky Martin makes an appearance on on the show as a Spanish teacher during season three.

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16. Sarah Jessica Parker

Sarah Jessica Parker appears in season four of “Glee” as Isabelle Wright, a Vogue editor who interviews Kurt Hummel.

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15. Whoopi Goldberg

Whoopi Goldberg was a special guest star in season three and season four as Carmen Tibideaux, the dean at the fictional New York Academy of Dramatic Arts.

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14. Tyra Banks

Tyra Banks appeared in an episode during season five as Bichette, a modeling agent who tells it like it is.

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13. Peter Facinelli

Peter Facinelli joined the cast of “Glee” for season five. His character – Rupert Champion – is the director of the Broadway show “Funny Girl.”

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12. Olivia Newton-John

Olivia Newton-John made two appearances as herself. During one appearance, she recreated her “Physical” video.

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11. Neil Patrick Harris

Neil Patrick Harris appeared in one episode as Bryan Ryan, Will Schuester’s former high school glee club nemesis.

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10. Matt Bomer

Matt Bomer guest starred as Cooper Anderson, Blaine Anderson’s brother.

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9. Kristin Chenoweth

Kristin Chenoweth guest starred as April Rhodes, an aging show business personality with a serious drinking problem.

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8. Lindsay Lohan

Linday Lohan made a brief appearance in the episode “Nationals” as a celebrity judge.

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7. John Stamos

John Stamos appeared in four episodes of season two as Dr. Carl Howell. His character was a love interest for Emma.

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6. Helen Mirren

Helen Mirren’s voice was used during an episode for the inner monologue of Becky Jackson.

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5. Gloria Estefan

Gloria Estefan guest starred in an episode during season three as Santana Lopez’s mother.

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4. Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato has a recurring role on “Glee” as Dani, a struggling New York-based artist who is friends with Rachel Berry and Santana Lopez.

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3. Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth Paltrow has appeared on the hit show as Holly Holliday, a substitute teacher. Her performance in “The Substitute” episode earned her a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series.

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2. Kate Hudson

Kate Hudson was a guest star during the fourth season of “Glee.” Her character, Cassandra July, is Rachel Berry’s dance teacher at the fictional New York Academy of the Dramatic Arts.

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1. Britney Spears

Britney Spears made a cameo appearance during a Spears-themed tribute episode called titled “Britney/Brittany.”

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